Poorly ventilated, pretty cramped rooms with almost inaccessible power points are the least of the problems at this place. If you're accustomed to a modern approach to people who don't have white skin, this isn't the place for you. All but two of the staff were invariably unhelpful and terse to our group, but not at all to people with the "correct" complexion. They actually kept my misplaced sunglasses for themselves instead of returning them from the front desk. They did, however, happily take down my personal details without making eye contact. This kind of mentality wouldn't be out of place in country Queensland a few decades ago.
Apart from the staff and the rooms, the facilities are a bit below standard but acceptable, there's a pool that's not awful and a pool table that'll play some tricks on you even if you're a shark! The best part, as always with hostels, is the varied and friendly people you'll meet, although those were the minority here, at least when we stayed there.
Big plus is Collaroy beach is 60 seconds away. That's the best bit by far.More